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The Sex Discrimination Act 1975 effectively defines sexual harassment at work as conduct which is offensive, unwelcome and unreasonable which results in a humiliating, hostile or intimidating environment and may include;

  • suggestive remarks or gestures
  • requests for sexual favours
  • insensitive jokes
  • innuendoes
  • lewd comments
  • forwarding inappropriate emails
  • accessing pornographic websites
  • unwelcome advances
  • threats of, or actual, sexual violence
  • fondling or touching
  • pestering for attention
  • displays of unacceptable material including pin-up calendars or graffiti

Employment Tribunal

Applications for compensation for sexual harassment at work are made to the London Employment Tribunal which can award compensation. Just one serious instance of this behaviour may be enough to justify an award of compensation by the Employment Tribunal which can award an amount for aggravated damages if the behaviour has been particularly offensive. There is no limit to the amount of compensation that can be awarded in the London Employment Tribunaland there is no minimum period of employment necessary to qualify for an award.

Employment Lawyers

Our solicitors specialise in claims arising as a result of employment disputes and they act on behalf of clients in claims under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 using the no win no fee scheme. This means that if your solicitor does not succeed in obtaining an order for compensation from the London Employment Tribunal, on your behalf then your solicitor will not get paid. They deal exclusively in employment matters and are able to pursue or negotiate claims and can provide representation in London or anywhere in the United Kingdom. If you would like to talk confidentially to an experienced solicitor just use the helpline, email or complete and send the contact form.

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